Tradition on display
Yinjaa-Barni Art Exhibition, May 26-June 30, Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery
An annual exhibition displaying works by indigenous Roebourne artists inspired by their land and culture will open in Perth next week.
A Yinjaa-Barni Art studio exhibition featuring works by 10 of the centre’s artists will open at Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery in Fremantle on May 26, running until June 30.
The art is themed around the traditional stories of the artists’ homelands along the Fortescue River, including works about the Marrga or creation era when the land was formed and its natural transformations over the cycle of the seasons.
Yinjaa-Barni Art’s Clifton Mack, Allery Sandy, Aileen Sandy, Marlene Harold, Maudie Jerrold, Melissa Sandy, Celia Sandy, Janice Sandy, Barngi Pansy Sambo and Justina Willis will exhibit paintings at the gallery. Yinjaa-Barni Art manager Patricia Floyd said the studio’s artists had exhibited at Japingka Gallery every year for about the past 10 years with the support of Rio Tinto.
For more information or to view the exhibited works, go to japingkaaboriginalart.com.
Yinjaa-Barni Art’s Melissa Sandy works on her Japingka exhibition painting in the studio.